|THE FINAL SECRETS OF ROSWELL'S MEMORY METAL REVEALED
by Anthony Bragalia Mr. Bragalia contributes regularly to The UFO Iconoclast(s)
This article is being published here at the direct request of Mr. Bragalia
Posted: 12:30 June 8, 2009
(This is the last installment in a three-part series on the Battelle-Roswell Connection. Mr. Bragalia's first two articles on memory metal, "Roswell Debris Confirmed as Extraterrestrial" and "THE FINAL SECRETS OF ROSWELL'S MEMORY METAL REVEALED" may be viewed through the links column to previous posts on this blog. Future updates may appear as new information is developed.)
Was the Roswell memory metal secretly "seeded" to industry and to others who could exploit its potential benefits? How was the technology transferred while keeping its origin disguised? Why were bizarre "mind-over-matter" tests performed by government psychics on the shape-recovery metal Nitinol? What is the hidden meaning of the morphing metal? Newly developed information provides the stunning answers to these questions.
Prior articles in this series showed that Wright Patterson Air Force Base contracted Battelle Memorial Institute -in the months immediately following the Roswell crash in 1947- to conduct studies on memory metal based on a Nickel and Titanium alloy. Similar material that could "remember" its original shape when crumpled or deformed was reported at the Roswell crash debris site. Wright Patterson -the base that contracted Battelle- was the very base to which the Roswell debris was flown after the crash.
Evidence for the Roswell-Battelle Connection was drawn from:
Footnotes that were located within military studies to a Battelle report on memory metal conducted by the Institute for Wright Patterson in the late 1940s
The fact that - although footnotes citing these reports have been found- the actual reports are "missing" despite repeated efforts
Supporting information provided by two USAF Generals (including one from Wright Patterson) on the composition of the debris and the existence of the analysis reports
A senior-level Battelle scientist's confession that he had analyzed the UFO crash debris when employed at the Institute
A historical "backtracking" of the technical literature on the development of shape-recovery metals- leading back to the doors of Battelle and Wright Patterson, to late 1940s exotic metal reports and to the Roswell Incident
A telling examination of the life of Battelle's Dr. Howard Cross as both metallurgist and UFO researcher- showing his likely involvement in the debris analysis
In this last installment, the memory metal's secret history is further exposed- and the hidden meaning of the metal is finally revealed:
MEMORY METAL'S "OFFICIAL HISTORY" IS FALSE
Europeans in the 1930s conducting metal "bendability" and stress tests noted that some alloys (containing Aluminum) could exhibit a type of "pseudo-elasticity." In fact -since man began forging metal by fire- the "state of metal" was known to be "changeable."
But the Battelle studies conducted for Wright Patterson in the late 1940s represent something entirely different. They show that this was the very first time that a metal system that had the potential for genuine "shape recovery" was ever examined by the U.S. military. And these studies began immediately following the Roswell crash where similar material was reported to have been found. Importantly, even after decades, the Nickel-Titanium metal system (Nitinol) remains the material that defines "morphing metal." Any earlier observation of "pseudo-elasticity" was with a metal alloy that did not utilize Nickel and Titanium- and that was not developed for that property. Nitinol, however, has gone on to be used in a variety of things from eyeglass frames to aircraft to medical implants.
It is traditionally held that the Nickel-Titanium memory alloy (known as Nitinol) was "discovered by accident" in the early 1960s at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Lab in Maryland, by co-inventors Drs. Wang and Buehler. But the true history of Nitinol is purposely obscured- and it is riddled with holes and discrepancies.
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